Ron Cephas Jones wins Emmy for This is Us fan favorite character


The Creative Arts Emmy Awards are handed out over two nights ahead of the Primetime Emmy Awards broadcast every year and This Is Us brought home a win.

This is Us repeated its win in the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama last night at the Creative Arts Emmys with Ron Cephas Jones winning for his role as William.

Most This is Us fans have a special place in their hearts for William, Randall’s birth father who he invites to live with him and his family in the Pilot. Last year, Gerald McRaney took home the same award for playing the doctor that delivers Jack and Rebecca’s triplets and inspires the couple to take home the baby left at the hospital (Randall) when their own baby dies.

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Jones was nominated last year for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. His work on series has been absolutely moving as William prepares for his own death. He earned the Emmy for the Season 2 premiere in which he narrates the open and close of the episode through one of his poems over flashbacks.

I just put my hand over my heart and am choked up thinking about it. I just loved William! So, this Emmy, in my opinion, is so well-deserved!

After his acceptance, Jones spoke about how William is a “flawed man with a checkered past.” But because of his characters loved the writings from August Wilson and James Baldwin, Jones decided to read their works to help form his character. It definitely paid off.

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This is Us was nominated for six Primetime Emmys this year including Outstanding Drama Series, and Outstanding Lead Actor nominations for both Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia.

The 70th Primetime Emmys will air on September 17 on NBC and will be hosted by Colin Jost and Michael Che.

Source: Deadline